BREAKING: INEC May Shift Governorship Election By One Week

There are plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to shift the governorship and state assembly elections slated for this Saturday across the country.

It was gathered that the electoral body is planning a one-week shift to allow for better preparation for the elections.

The shift might not be unconnected with the reconfiguration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).

A source close to INEC who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity said reconfiguring the BVAS in the wake of court case by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the Appeal Court granting INEC approval to reconfigure today is the reason.

According to him, it will be difficult for INEC to finish the reconfiguration with just 48 hours before the governorship election.

The shift will also allow INEC to improve on the election logistics and management that happened in the last presidential and national assembly elections, especially in areas where there were problems.

While there were hitches with the presidential and national assembly elections where results were not immediately uploaded on the INEC server, the commission has promised a seemless election during the second round of elections.

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